MILWAUKEE -- A new movement among Milwaukee restaurants are leaving something off the table.
They are ditching plastic straws in an effort to help keep more plastic out of landfills and our water.
Places like Garage and Hi-Hatt Lounge off Brady Street in Milwaukee are in the process of cutting out straws.
"Just trying to do our part," said Jennifer Crozier, the general manager of Garage/Hi Hat Lounge.
Area restaurants have gotten on board of what's become an international movement to cut down on plastic waste starting with straws. The reason is lot of plastic ends up in oceans and lakes.
Every year, 11 million pounds of plastic ends up in Lake Michigan alone.